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A U.S. Interior Department agency, saying “all the required components are in place,” has quietly set the clock moving on a very brief public comment period on Shell Oil’s plans to drill for oil in Arctic waters this summer. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has set a May 10, 2015, date for approving, modifying or rejecting Shell’s plans, allowing the oil giant plenty of time to proceed with
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2015-04-10 15:07:37
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction.
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2015-04-01 12:59:15
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
'Drilling in the Arctic Ocean will not only continue the destruction of this unique environment but also contribute to the plague of human-caused climate change already affecting the entire planet,' wrote the Arctic explorer Eric Larsen.
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2015-03-24 13:15:40
Friday, March 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The total solar eclipse seen from Svalbard, Norway Friday March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade.
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2015-03-20 18:29:22
Friday, March 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Sky-gazers looked up in awe Friday as the moon blocked the sun in a total solar eclipse that momentarily darkened a slice of northern Europe. The most spectacular viewing came on Norway's Svalbard islands near the North Pole, where a bright clear day and blindingly white snow highlighted the cosmic wonder that used to bring ancient civilizations to a trembling halt
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2015-03-20 15:56:47
Friday, March 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Sky-gazers looked up in awe Friday as the moon blocked the sun in a total solar eclipse that momentarily darkened a slice of northern Europe.
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2015-03-20 11:49:47
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TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands (Reuters) - A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands on Friday but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show that was also partly visible for millions in Europe, Africa and Asia.






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2015-03-20 09:55:01
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LONGYEARBYEN, Norway - For the best view of the solar spectacle of the year, Svalbard eclipsed the Faeroe Islands.
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2015-03-20 09:13:32
Thursday, March 19th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Arctic sea ice this year is the smallest in winter since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climate change, U.S. data showed on Thursday.






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2015-03-19 15:41:37
Thursday, March 19th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Arctic sea ice has set a new winter record by freezing to the smallest maximum extent in satellite records dating back to 1979 in new evidence of long-term climate change, U.S. data showed on Thursday.
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2015-03-19 12:45:10
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Friday, March 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " Norwegian authorities are reminding visitors who want to eye a total solar eclipse from the remote Arctic island of Svalbard this month to be aware of polar bears, dress warmly and make sure they have a...
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2015-03-13 12:39:27
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OSLO (Reuters) - The Norwegian Arctic islands of Svalbard are discouraging last-minute visitors for a rare solar eclipse next week, warning that hotels are full, it will be freezing cold and polar bears are on the prowl.






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2015-03-13 08:19:46
Sunday, March 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Washington The Obama administration on Thursday took a major step toward validating the government's 2008 sale of Arctic drilling rights to Shell and other energy companies. The move by the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management responds to a federal court ruling against the environmental analysis underpinning that seven-year-old sale, and leaves open the possibility that Shell
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2015-03-08 13:58:21
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
In the effort to curb climate change by reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, thawing permafrost poses a critical challenge. These reservoirs of frozen organic matter embedded in Arctic soils are one of the major (~1.5 billion tons) stores of carbon on Earth. One of the abiding concerns regarding permafrost is that as global temperatures rise, as is projected over the coming centuries
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2015-03-04 12:08:26
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Federal agency envisions targeted Arctic lease sales that will avoid serious conflicts A fresh new five-year plan for oil and gas leasing in the nation’s outer continental shelf features what federal officials hope will be a less controversial approach to oil exploration in Arctic waters, the Alaska director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Monday
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2015-03-03 01:45:40